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Mother says Ukrainian sailor held by Moscow 'always dreamed of sea'

Mother says Ukrainian sailor held by Moscow 'always dreamed of sea'Pensioner Olga Oprysko only found out her son had been captured by Russian forces after a neighbour in her small western Ukrainian village told her about an incident in the Azov Sea. When she switched on her television, the 74-year-old saw that Russian border guards were holding Ukrainian sailors after a confrontation in the Kerch Strait — a waterway that gives access to the Azov Sea from the Black Sea. At first, she did not think he was involved, Oprysko told AFP in her house in Naditychi, a village south of Lviv in western Ukraine.



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Former US Navy sailor pardoned by Trump plans to sue Obama over classified information case

Former US Navy sailor pardoned by Trump plans to sue Obama over classified information caseA Navy sailor pardoned by US president Donald Trump is planning to sue Barack Obama’s administration for improperly handling his case. Kristian Saucier was pardoned by Mr Trump, who tweeted congratulations to the former military member for his “newly found freedom,” in March 2018 after serving a year in a federal prison for taking photos of classified areas in a nuclear submarine. Saucier’s lawyers have alleged that Mr Obama, former FBI Director James Comey, and others in the administration treated Saucier’s case unfairly compared to the matter of Hillary Clinton using a private server for government emails while Mr Obama’s Secretary of State.



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Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried 76 years later

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried 76 years laterLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The funeral for a recently identified Kentucky sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 76 years ago is bringing his family together for the first time in decades.



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U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor

U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailorThe U.S. Navy said on Thursday human remains found by Malaysia were not one of its 10 sailors missing after a collision between one of its guided-missile destroyers and a merchant vessel east of Singapore this week. Medical examination of the remains, which the Malaysian navy discovered about eight nautical miles northwest of where the USS John S. McCain and a merchant vessel collided on Monday, confirmed it was not one of the 10 sailors, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement.



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US Navy ends search for sailor thought lost in west Pacific

US Navy ends search for sailor thought lost in west PacificTOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy has ended a three-day search for a sailor who is believed to have gone overboard during operations in the South China Sea.



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China helps US search for missing sailor in S. China Sea

China helps US search for missing sailor in S. China SeaChina said Thursday that it helped the United States search for an American sailor who fell into the South China Sea — a rare cooperative gesture in the disputed waters. The sailor went missing Tuesday during a joint US-Japanese drill in the South China Sea. Japanese and US naval forces have been holding drills in the contested South China Sea in the face of Beijing’s increasing assertiveness over its maritime claims in the region.



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China 'coordinating with U.S.' in South China Sea search for sailor

China 'coordinating with U.S.' in  South China Sea search for sailorChina said on Thursday that it was coordinating with the U.S. navy in the search for a missing U.S. sailor in the South China Sea, a rare show of goodwill between the navies in the disputed waters.



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The Latest: Trump thanks Japan for help in sailor search

The Latest: Trump thanks Japan for help in sailor searchYOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Navy ship collision (all times local):



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Sailor missing from US warship in Japanese waters found

Sailor missing from US warship in Japanese waters foundTOKYO (AP) — An American sailor whose disappearance at sea last week prompted a search by American and Japanese ships of thousands of square miles (square kilometers) of ocean was found alive onboard his ship on Thursday, the U.S. Navy said.



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Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'

Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.



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